Ticket #10828 (closed defect: worksforme)
VBoxService --disable-timesync broken
|Reported by:||jacksar||Owned by:|
When I set time a lot into future (an hour or more) (by using as root: "date -s "AUG 25 2012 16:00:00") the clock will be reset to the host time after 5 seconds.
As advised here https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2928 I run "/usr/sbin/VBoxService --help" and "sudo /usr/sbin/VBoxService --disable-timesync".
It didn't disable time sync for me on with Ubuntu 12.04 (Virtual Box 4.1.12_Ubuntu: 77245). It didn't disable time sync for someone else on Windows back in 2010 ( https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=8535#p129883).
However, "sudo /etc/init.d/vboxadd-service stop" disables time sync and it works as expected (time will not get set back to host time).
Summary if bug report: "/usr/sbin/VBoxService --disable-timesync" is broken.